© Guardian photo by Heather Taweel
Vic and B.J. Baskin, from Thunder Bay, Ont., walk along the boardwalk at Confederation Landing recently. The boardwalk will take on a new look next year.
Charlottetown’s Confederation Landing Park will sport a new look next year as the city plans to replace part of the boardwalk and replace it with bricks.
Coun. Melissa Hilton, chairwoman of the city’s parks and recreation committee, said the area will retain a similar look to what is in place, but be easier to maintain after the changes.
“I think it’s probably going to be aesthetically pleasing having it all the same material,” she said.
The city has issued a call for tenders to remove a section of the wooden boardwalk along the waterfront and replace it with paving stones that cover an area of the same width.
That tender calls for work to finish by Dec. 31.
Hilton said snow removal in the area will be easier with a uniform surface where in the past the wooden and brick surfaces froze at different temperatures.
“It should be level and less likelihood for tripping, as well,” she said.
The city wants to get as much work done on Confederation Landing Park as possible in time for the 2014 celebrations, Hilton said.
“Basically maintenance work and this is just one of the items that we’d like to have.”
Oct. 17 is the deadline for tenders and anyone who wants to view the tender documents can do so at www.charlottetown.ca/tenders.php.